Laco

Company profile:

Laco was founded as Lacher & Co. in 1925 in Pforzheim, Germany, by Frieda Lacher and Ludwig Hummel, and they immediately specialized in watches with Swiss-made movements mounted into their own cases. Hummel left the company in 1936 and Erich Lacher took his place, changing the company name to Erich Lacher Uhrenfabrik, and manufacturing “B-Uhr” observation watches for the Luftwaffe. The company survived the war and developed a range of timepieces, including a chronometer with specially-developed hand-wound calibre 630, the first electric watch, Laco Electric, in 1961, and the thinnest German-made automatic movement, the Planomat, with a total thickness of 4.75 mm. Today, Laco watches are principally an expression of historical German aviation watches. Laco has a museum with its historical and contemporary pieces.

Location:

Laco Uhrenmanufaktur GmbH
Rastatter Straße 8
75179 Pforzheim
Tel. +49 (0)7231 157 523
kontact@laco.de
www.laco.de

The Laco company headquarters in Pforzheim

Personalities:

Uwe Rücker, CEO

New watches:

Laco Mini-Replica

Laco Mission Manx Limited Edition

Laco Flieger Type B Heritage 42

Laco Aviator Observation Watch

Laco Ju 52

Laco Pilot Watch Type A

Older posts:

Top 20 pilots watches 2015

Top ten pilot’s watches under €1300

Top ten pilot’s watches 2014

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